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Tropical Research And Education Center

Tropical Research And Education Center

Plant Pathology

The Plant Pathology program conducts research on the integrated management of plant diseases affecting tropical fruit, indoor and landscape ornamental crops and vegetables. The research programs cover many different aspects of plant pathology and diseases including diagnosis, identification, characterization, epidemiology, and integrated management of diseases on a wide range of crops. The extension programs provide statewide leadership including educational information on plant diseases to all clients and conduct field demonstrations and evaluation of integrated management strategies for the management of diseases

We provide plant diagnostic services for anyone who has problems with plant diseases and insect pests through the Florida Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic. Our services include analysis of plant material for bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens, and the identification of insect pests.

  • Plant Disease Biology
  • Plant Disease Detection and Management


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